Last month (December) we celebrated our Christmas party at the SMC Convention Center in SM Mall of Asia, the location is far from home which makes a worthy excuse for a staycation.
We’ve seen few nice and interesting place to stay around, mostly from AirBnb and others were from the hotels around. However, considering the distance from the venue and the budget we decided to stay at Microtel by Wyndham Mall of Asia.
What’s good about it is that, its five-minute walk close from the venue, the rate is somehow high compared to AirBnb’s accommodations but the sea side view compensates the cost, not to mention my peg window view of MOA’s Eye.
It was around 12:30PM when we arrived at the hotel and like what I’ve always shared, I love hotels who let us check-in earlier whenever there’s an available room set. I also asked if we can request for the view with MOA’s Eye and it was granted. So nice of their accommodating staff.
Upon arriving at the lobby, I was impressed by the little but well-furnished and properly maintained place they have. Up in the room, it was furnished with basic features we need for a relaxing stay. A TV with cable, fridge, towels, hot and cold bath, toiletries, complementary bottled water, water heater (very important for my morning coffee), dresser, volt, slippers and a nice window seat.
Apparently, I don't have a decent photo to the entire room but I have these decent window selfie though. >,< When selfies and OOTD is life and when your mask is a DIY , you know. Check out my previous post if you like it - DIY: Masquerade Ball Mask in four easy steps.
The 12th floor
Another thing that excites me about this staycation was the rooftop pool and view, it looks pretty inviting in the pictures and I just wanted experience it firsthand. At first, the area looks small, but later you will realize that’s is just enough for the size of the hotel. I love how they were able to keep it clean and tidy which makes more refreshing and photo-perfect. I can just lounge here all day enjoying my reads and some drinks, then watching sunset.
If there is something I wish they can improve more is the lighting, the lights at the room were all too dim and warm, it may looks cozy at first but sometime you just need your room well lit (Am I the only one on this?). Another, is the air-conditioning unit, the one we have in our room is a bit noisy that it disturbs our sleep from time to time. Apart from that, everything went well. We had a pleasant rest and had a wonderful staycation, a much needed break in the midst of busy holiday season.
Coral Way Ave. Corner Seaside Boulevard,
SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, 1308
Contact Number: (02) 899 7171